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Conviction Music
09-19-2007, 12:52 PM
Hey Fam,

Keep our family in prayer. We are moving to Memphis to be apart of a solid community of believers. We are truly trusting God and being faithful to his Word. There are some things we would like to take care of financially while we are here and my wife is looking for a job where she can show the Supremacy of Christ. She is not just looking for a position to pay bills, but a position in which she can give God Glory. So I just ask that everyone keep us lifted in this job search. Also Please Pray for God's total provision in securing and stabilizing us once we get to Memphis. As our family grows more and more our decisions are based on God's applied biblical truth and this reformation of sorts doesn't always feel or look like we would like it. I just ask that God's Grace be given to us and anybody else involved. I ask you all to pray for the community as well, that God will use us in a way that only he will be shown through us.

I thank my brothers and sister for keeping us lifted. Peace be unto you!

Quiet storm
09-19-2007, 01:10 PM
You know I got you chad

Locked2JC
09-19-2007, 01:34 PM
Definitely in my prayers fam. Praise God for the vision He has given you and your family. Just continue to trust in Christ and be faithful.

LeethalOne
09-19-2007, 01:49 PM
Hey Fam,

Keep our family in prayer. We are moving to Memphis to be apart of a solid community of believers. We are truly trusting God and being faithful to his Word. There are some things we would like to take care of financially while we are here and my wife is looking for a job where she can show the Supremacy of Christ. She is not just looking for a position to pay bills, but a position in which she can give God Glory. So I just ask that everyone keep us lifted in this job search. Also Please Pray for God's total provision in securing and stabilizing us once we get to Memphis. As our family grows more and more our decisions are based on God's applied biblical truth and this reformation of sorts doesn't always feel or look like we would like it. I just ask that God's Grace be given to us and anybody else involved. I ask you all to pray for the community as well, that God will use us in a way that only he will be shown through us.

I thank my brothers and sister for keeping us lifted. Peace be unto you!

Cool you will def keep y'all in prayer, also you should hit up my brother in Christ Jacob Izrael youngiz@gmail.com He lives out that way too. http://www.myspace.com/jacobizrael

str8wisdom
09-19-2007, 02:17 PM
I will keep you and your family lifted!

BlackCalvinist
09-19-2007, 02:56 PM
Ahhh man, you missed it!

God said MARYLAND not MEMPHIS! The state with the high teen birth rate, not the city of loose women!

How could you miss the big neon sign glowing outside your house ?

Well..... I'll pray for you on it.... that you get diverted to I-70 on your way down and magically end up in Frederick, MD.

Tyler Benton
09-19-2007, 03:34 PM
Praying for you

Conviction Music
09-19-2007, 03:40 PM
Ahhh man, you missed it!

God said MARYLAND not MEMPHIS! The state with the high teen birth rate, not the city of loose women!

How could you miss the big neon sign glowing outside your house ?

Well..... I'll pray for you on it.... that you get diverted to I-70 on your way down and magically end up in Frederick, MD.

thats funny. My father in law lives in Frederick!

CLER
09-19-2007, 05:33 PM
prayed for you bro and your fam

naijagirl
09-19-2007, 06:45 PM
Praying, bro.

Crossover
09-19-2007, 06:45 PM
YO YO YO!!! Memphis Tennekey! Hit me up at nsadler816@yahoo.com if you gots an questions about anything in Memphis. God is going to be moving here in Memphis. You know Reach Records and Lecrae stay down here?!! Everybody keeps saying "I can feel taht God want us to move in Memphis." My pastor said it before we started a bunch of missions work here, all sorts of new ministries are working down here nowsayin God called them to start a ministry here, and we down here to. Who knows, Memphis may become the new Denton!!!!!

BlackCalvinist
09-19-2007, 10:13 PM
Tyler stays down that way........

Conviction Music
09-19-2007, 11:48 PM
Can I ask you straight up. Please, I'm not trying to be disrespectful in any way. I just gotta know.

Are you moving to Memphis because of what Reach (Lecrae, Ben, etc.) is doing in that city?

Only reason why I ask is because I tend to think sometimes that other kats are drawn to Philly just to be closer to the Cross Movement, etc.

Thats all.

I actually think this is a legitimate question Vic. Until about a month ago I had absolutely no idea or interest in seeking out a biblical community. After going to the Legacy Conference and seeing my wife flourish in just two days of fellowship with sound believers it made me realize we were missing something. I initially brushed it off thinking that the fellowship itself wasnt that important and that we would have to go at it alone.

Well the last day after Paul Washer preached I got kinda convicted about my leadership of the household and what values I placed before my family. In that moment I realized that I needed some discipleship in this area. So God softened my heart and I talked to Lecrae about it and asked him to pray with me. At this time I didnt know exactly what they were doing down in Memphis, I just was seeking prayer. Lecrae began to point how important it is to have a biblical community around from a biblical standpoint and It sparked a minor interest we prayed, exchanged numbers and kept it movin.

Later that night driving to Joliet, my wife talked with me about what had been poured into her during these three days. I was immediately overjoyed to hear my wife speak essential doctrine and understand its importance. The things i poured in over a course of months fully cultivating in three days. It really made me appreciate God, and his word even more to see fruit in my wife.

Then she told me that she dreaded going home due to the lack of this same thought pattern in the believers we know. This crushed me because I didnt think I could do anything about it. But I knew I had to. I had to do something to put my family in a position with other believers that will help us live out our lived fully submitted to the Glory of God.

A few weeks pass. Things constantly showing us that we need to change our living situation. I call up BJ in Memphis and we chop it up, by then time we get done speaking we got plans to be in Memphis that weekend.

We get there and I got poured into immensely. I mean I never knew how off I really was. I have absolutely no accountability here, and I have no one to challenge my actions to see if they line up with scripture. So going amongst believers where transparency is a must it is a complete culture shock, but in a good way.

It wasnt until the night before we left that we started to talk ministry work. Until then it was about personal growth as a leader and a husband and father for me. But that night we got to pray about some things going on in the community and the work that needs to be done. Then did I see a purpose ministry while in Memphis. The ministry was the last thing we actually ever talked about.

Now if you have read so far, you will see that I transitioned from My wife and family growing, to me growing. Why is that? Because when confronted with truth from the brethren I saw I wasn't as "good" of a Christian I thought I was. My silent haughtiness from watching all the heresy up here has crippled my growth. (thinking im ok) So one thing God showed me was that I wasn't finished yet.

So with a tremendous amount of prayer (thats another growth story) and God completely changing my direction to seeking a biblical community, I feel as though he has led us to Memphis. He definitely desires for us to be apart of a biblical community.

Honestly man, My desires weren't to seek this out 2 months ago. I am comfortable here. I work a a great company. On paper Im good. I can sit back and stack and wont blink. But God has called us to do something with our lives. Its just how obedient we are to the scriptures, especially if we believe the bible presents absolute truth.

WhyMe
09-20-2007, 12:33 AM
God Bless you Chad, I got you in my Prayers. Thanks for sharing your testimony on how God is working in your family's life.



Keep reppin' the D though!

The_Expositor
09-20-2007, 12:37 AM
Chad, I feel you man. No doubt.

That is one thing I really pray for in the Baltimore are. Good, sound fellowship. We have some folks here like: Derek (Redeemed), who's been a great influence, Kerry, B. Morr, myself, Emerson and our contingent of DC folks, including the "sistas" and of course, Jason.

But, right now, we don't have a serious fellowship going. But, that will soon change as we get some things lined up.

Man, I'm happy to hear about your wife's growth and your own understanding of what you need to do as husband and father.

I'll definitely keep you lifted up,fam. Much love to you.

thankfull
09-20-2007, 11:45 AM
Chad,

I thank God that you are being led to Memphis. I know a few weeks ago on Face book, I wrote on your wall that I thought that may be the best place for you. I'm glad you got a chance to build with them before you made the decision. I'll keep you in prayer.

albraggs
09-20-2007, 01:45 PM
I will keep you and your family in prayer.

Gloria
09-22-2007, 08:04 PM
Added.

BlackCalvinist
09-22-2007, 08:27 PM
You still need to move to MD. You and your wife would fit in perfect at Derek's church.

:mad:



j/k. Man, I'm overjoyed at your testimony up here, man. I might have to quote you a few times, if you don't mind. The part that really jumped out in my mind while reading was this:


Later that night driving to Joliet, my wife talked with me about what had been poured into her during these three days. I was immediately overjoyed to hear my wife speak essential doctrine and understand its importance. The things i poured in over a course of months fully cultivating in three days. It really made me appreciate God, and his word even more to see fruit in my wife.

Then she told me that she dreaded going home due to the lack of this same thought pattern in the believers we know. This crushed me because I didnt think I could do anything about it. But I knew I had to. I had to do something to put my family in a position with other believers that will help us live out our lived fully submitted to the Glory of God.

A few weeks pass. Things constantly showing us that we need to change our living situation. I call up BJ in Memphis and we chop it up, by then time we get done speaking we got plans to be in Memphis that weekend.

We get there and I got poured into immensely. I mean I never knew how off I really was. I have absolutely no accountability here, and I have no one to challenge my actions to see if they line up with scripture. So going amongst believers where transparency is a must it is a complete culture shock, but in a good way.

A while back in one of Jason's other threads, I posted that I wouldn't recommend folk to certain churches and that if you're reformed, you need to be in a consistently reformed atmosphere where the implications of the doctrines of grace are lived out daily and not just talked about. The very things you noticed after being in a solid atmosphere for a while are the very things that I know folk don't get floating around non-reformed churches.

Man.....

You got me over here tearin' up for you and your family. :)

gospelmessenjah
09-29-2007, 09:57 AM
Praying conviction.

chozzen
09-29-2007, 10:29 AM
praying too...

montenell
09-29-2007, 02:08 PM
praying

KFB
10-14-2007, 05:55 PM
This testimony has been an inspiration to me dear brother! Thank you for this! In my prayers.

LifeInReturn
10-15-2007, 09:34 AM
Dope testimony, Chad. I am so happy for you and your family... And am excited to see what the Lord does in His saints... got cats relocating all over the place... Yo, I am praying for you, brotha! Praise God! :)

shekinahsmoke
10-15-2007, 12:30 PM
mos def. Praise God for that.

Ladyinlove
10-15-2007, 06:44 PM
Praying

eve
10-17-2007, 11:38 AM
i'm really encouraged by this. keep praying, bro. i know you are. sometimes there's biblical community right under our noses but we just don't realize it. just gotta search a little more. they might be the ones without their pastor's picture on the billboard!

i'm sooo glad you answered vic's question. it's such a privilege God gives us to go places, fellowship with our siblings in the faith, and get built up. i'm glad you guys drove down to legacy. biblical fellowship needs to be even more consistent, as mike said. the communion is sweet. when i first started going to philly, i was like, "i'm moving to philly!" then again, i like every place i visit! i'm glad i didn't do it at the time, though, because (1) chaka had to remind me, "if you move there, you can't visit!" and (2) because there are people i'm in great biblical fellowship with here who i wouldn't have been in the same kind of relationship with. people i didn't even know were here or would come.

it's also amazing how there are A LOT of people (who come to this board and who don't) scattered around the country and world in places where there really is no sound biblical fellowship they know of ... and the only soundness they get is from HHH. you're not alone.

one other thing:


My silent haughtiness from watching all the heresy up here has crippled my growth. (thinking im ok) So one thing God showed me was that I wasn't finished yet.


God is growing you in humility, bro! what a bold statement.

i'm praying for you. keep dying and letting christ live through you.

nubia7
10-18-2007, 01:47 PM
Chad,

you and your family are in my prayers! i pray you guys remain focused on the Lord as you make this transition and begin to labor in the ministry in Memphis.
Trust Him above all in humility and He promises to grant you Grace to die to self and live for Him...................

your testimony has challenged me to be in prayer about what the Lord will have me to do (and/or praying He will send laborers) now and when i go back home to AL. The part of your testimony that really stuck out to me was how they challenged your haughtiness.....man, that spoke volumes to me. i'm seeking the Lord on what he would have me to do in light of the false teaching that is prevalent today and in the DC area. i know i sometimes flip channels and stop at TBN and mock the so-called pastors. one day, a sister asked me something like, "why you watching TBN and you know that they are gonna say something that isn't biblical?" at the time i was like yeah you right. but, it seriously caused me to do some inventory....what am i doing to counter false teachings? i mean really. am i just sitting around pointing out false teachings (which is not necessarily inadequate) or am i praying the Lord will use me for change. The latter is my desire. yes, i know the Lord doesn't need me but He did choose me for good works (Titus 2:11-15). i know the Lord has laid on my heart to first keep the Truth of His word and rightly-dividing it to biblically counter the false teachings and relay that to someone who is caught in it just like i was a year ago. This requires diligent study and real life application on my part. Also, i'm also challenged about my prayer life and constant prayer to live a "self-less" life from witnessing the biblical gospel to being more accountable to my sistas in the faith.

Lastly, to whomever, please keep Sound da Alarm, Fourth Friday Fundamentals, CCBL's Project Truth, and Reachlife DC in your prayers. Continue to Pray for the current laborers and potential laborers as things are popping off..

Conviction Music
10-19-2007, 04:22 PM
I really appreciate the prayer and supplication from my brethren. You all have truly been engraved within my heart as more than just the online peoples from HCR, but instead my brothers and sisters who i fellowship with. Honestly I can say I love you all dearly.

It took a lot to be transparent, and it takes alot to humble yourself and ask for prayer. I am just glad to be engulfed in God's Grace!

I thank you all from praying for our family while god leads us to this new location.

Grace and Peace

shekinahsmoke
10-23-2007, 07:08 AM
Let us know how the move goes famo.